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Gombe Deputy Governor urges support for EMS of ECWA.

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As Gombe DCC had it’s maiden Mission Conference, raises funds to procure 30 Motorcycles, builds guest house.

Gombe State Deputy Governor Manassah Daniel Jatau has called on all Christians to be involved in practical preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ in view of the daunting challenges facing the gospel.

The Deputy Governor who made the call during the First Gombe DCC Mission Conference at ECWA Goodnews Church. GRA,Gombe,said the gospel now requires more of living and practicing the word of God than quoting of scriptures.

The Deputy Governor who has been sponsoring EMS Workers for long said he knows the challenges those preaching in the field are facing, urging for more support for them to be able to perform effectively.

Mr. Jatau commended all those who contributed to the success of the EMS program, urging the organizers to use the proceeds judiciously for the purposes they were meant.

The chairlady of the occasion, Prof. Fatsuma Sawa, the immediate past Provost of Federal College of Horticulture, Dadinkowa called on members of the congregation to show love and support for the EMS Missionaries to be able to meet their transportation needs and other logistics.

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She appreciated the sacrifices of the missionaries in the expansion of the kingdom of God, calling on the youths to join the bandwagon of those preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Father of the day, Mr. Habu Zarma, Former INEC Commissioner Taraba State, noted the need for Christians to serve God, using their substances in preparation of day of judgement when God will reward their deeds accordingly.

In his Sermon, the Guest Preacher, Rev. Saleh Hussaini of EMS Kano took his text from the book of Mark Chapter 2. Verse 1-12, and First John chapter 4verse 7-8, charging the congregation to emulate the life of Jesus Christ who throughout his earthly ministry was preaching the gospel of salvation for the reconciliation of man to God.

Speaking on the topic, “Mission work in times like this” the Preacher admonished the congregation to be focused, persistent, and innovative in seeking Jesus and spreading the gospel of salvation to the whole world.

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He challenged them that when God places one on a privileged position, it is an opportunity for the person to see the need of assisting in the preaching of the gospel.

The Director Evangelical Mission Society of ECWA International Headquarters, Jos represented by EMS Home Missions National Coordinator, Rev. Yahaya Bungule commended Gombe DCC for setting the pace in EMS by being the first to organize a mission week, and to have an articulated reporting system that was emulated by other DCCs.

He also commended their bicycle and building project for the EMS, calling on the congregation to give in their unalloyed support towards actualization of the goals.

Earlier in his address, the Gombe DCC Chairman, Rev. James Dangombe welcomed all those in attendance, urging them to support the EMS by donating generously towards achieving the goal of procuring 30 Motorcycles and completion of guest house for the EMS workers.

Highlights of the occasion includes presentation of awards to two longest outstanding donors and EMS supportive families,Mr and Mrs.A.A.Tugga and late Mr.and Mrs.Samuel Dalaky as well as songs of praises by various Church subgroups.

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Truck crushes two hawkers to death on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Two female hawkers were crushed to death by a truck around Lotto, inbound Lagos, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Friday.

The Spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

Akinbiyi reported that the incident occurred around 3:30 pm, adding that the driver of the truck, marked SMK 82 XY, lost control, skidded off the road and rammed into the roadside hawkers, killing them on the spot.

He stated that three other people were injured in the accident.

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“The truck has been taken to Mowe Divisional Police Station, with the driver in their custody,” Akinbiyi said.

Akinbiyi said that the deceased were deposited at the Idera morgue in Sagamu, while the injured were taken to Famobis Hospital, Mowe.

The TRACE spokesman commiserated with the family of the deceased and also urged motorists to avoid excessive speeding and reckless driving on the road.

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NDLEA arrests 108 suspects with 121.65kg cannabis, other narcotics

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The National Drug Law enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested 108 suspects with 121.65kg of cannabis and other narcotics and psychotropic substances in Jigawa State.

State NDLEA Commandant, Hajia Maryam Gambo Sani disclosed this while responding to questions to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.

She explained that from February to May, the command had arrested 108 suspects with 121.65kg of cannabis and other narcotics and psychotropic substances.

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“On February 6, suspects with 83.9kg were arrested, on March 6, suspects with 47.51 kg, another 24 suspects with 69.72kg and 18 suspects with 4.32kg were also arrested in May. With cannabis and other narcotics and psychotropic substances, ” she said.

The commandant said the suspects include Male and female.

She lamented that most of the suspects arrested were students of both secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

Gambo, therefore, noted that the fight against drug abuse required collaborative effort from all to make free drugs society.

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She, however, stated that the JUSUN industrial action was affecting the organization’s effort in the fight against drug abuse in the country.

The commandant, therefore, urged the Federal Government to bring to an end the problem.

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Two die, 2 others injured in Bauchi auto crash

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Two people lost their lives on Friday in an auto crash involving a car and a truck in Zangoro village, along Bauchi- Maiduguri road, according to Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Bauchi.

Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that two others were also injured in the crash that occurred around 2pm.

He explained that a Peugeot 406 car with plate number, TRN36XL collided into an oncoming DAF truck with plate number, PKM77XA killing two of the victims instantly .

The FRSC commander blamed the accident on over speeding and dangerous driving, calling on road users to always obey traffic rules and regulations in order to prevent avoidable road crashes.

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“Two people died immediately at the scene of the crash and their bodies have been deposited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, for identification.

“The injured were also taken to the same hospital for medical attention. Our men responded swiftly, getting to the scene of the crash in less than 15 minutes.

“They were able to rush the survivors to the hospital for medical attention and clear the crash site”, he said.

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He assured that the corps would not relent in its effort to sensitise the motoring public about the dangers of neglecting the traffic rules and regulations.

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Two die, others injured in Bauchi auto crash

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Two people lost their lives on Friday in an auto crash involving a car and a truck in Zangoro village, along Bauchi- Maiduguri road, according to Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Bauchi.

Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that two others were also injured in the crash that occurred around 2pm.

He explained that a Peugeot 406 car with plate number, TRN36XL collided into an oncoming DAF truck with plate number, PKM77XA killing two of the victims instantly .

The FRSC commander blamed the accident on over speeding and dangerous driving, calling on road users to always obey traffic rules and regulations in order to prevent avoidable road crashes.

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“Two people died immediately at the scene of the crash and their bodies have been deposited at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, for identification.

“The injured were also taken to the same hospital for medical attention. Our men responded swiftly, getting to the scene of the crash in less than 15 minutes.

“They were able to rush the survivors to the hospital for medical attention and clear the crash site”, he said.

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He assured that the corps would not relent in its effort to sensitise the motoring public about the dangers of neglecting the traffic rules and regulations.

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BREAKING: Tegina abductees: Bandits increase ransom to N200m

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Armed bandits that Kidnapped the 156 pupils of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina town, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State last Sunday have raised the ransom for their freedom to N200m.

The bandits had initially, demanded the sum of N110m in order to set their victims who were mostly girls free, with a threat that failure to deliver the ransom by Thursday, they would kill them.

The bandits presently were said to have reached out to the parents, disclosing that the money had been increased to N200m with the same warning if the deadline was not met.

Mallam Ali Mohammed, a Tipper Driver and a father of five of the abductees confirmed the new development to DAILY POST, saying that the bandits contacted them on Thursday, disclosing that the ransom has been raised to N200m from the N110m they initially demanded.

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The father of the five children in a telephone chat insisted that the bandits are serious about their threats of killing the children, if they fail to meet their demand.

Weeping, Mohammed stated, “the bandits are serious about killing our children if we cannot pay. We are poor people, we don’t have such money, we plead with the government to come to our assistance. We are feeling so abandoned.”

As at the moment, DAILY POST gathered no state government official has paid a visit to Tegina to sympathize with the parents of the abductees, since the incident occurred on Sunday.

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But it was learnt that only the Rafi Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Ismaila Modibo and some members of his council have visited and commiserated with the parents of the victims.

However, it was gathered the parents and individuals including political office appointees in the area had so far contributed the sum of N11m for the release of the victims.

Furthermore, it was learnt that the mother of one of those abducted died on Thursday due the trauma she suffered as a result of the incident.

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